The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) carried out a winning test on Saturday on the planned harbour railway extension. The experiment started at 2.30pm and the train was trialed from Andheri to Goregaon. The corporation will quickly move toward the railway board for consents. As soon as the extension is permitted by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), the railway extension is believed to start in January 2018.
The expansion of the harbour line on the Western Railway is a division of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP III).
“The test that was carried out today was victorious and the operation was totally fine. Our time limit for commencing the project is January 10,” MRVC official stated. The railway extension is also expected to go positive till Borivli station.
On Saturday, the harbour railway services were affected following the trial. Harbour line travellers have been facing holdup and call off since a week.